Workbench

 

Welcome to Airfix Workbench, an exciting new addition to the Airfix website where every month we will be taking you behind-the-scenes of the Airfix Product Development department, tracking the development of Airfix models often many months before they are released.

 

Why not suggest a topic for a future Workbench, or discuss the latest post over on the Workbench Forum?

Luftwaffe Mosquito hunter and famous Lancaster tribute

In the latest edition of Workbench, we look at the second release from the new 1/72nd scale Messerschmitt Me 262 tooling, which includes new parts and the option to build one of the last operational examples of this famous aircraft. We also have a magnificent model build review which features a much loved preserved British aircraft, although wearing unfamiliar markings to the ones we are used to.

Airfix nostalgia with Vintage Classics

The latest edition of Airfix Workbench brings you a full behind the scenes look at the recent announcement of our ‘Vintage Classics’ range, which features some Airfix kits which possess true modelling heritage. With a host of exclusive images being shown for the first time, this edition is a real indulgence of Airfix modelling heritage and the perfect way to put us in the right mood for the coming weekend.

Exclusive Airfix Caricature Competition Update

Causing quite a stir amongst Airfix fans and modelling enthusiasts last year, our instruction booklet caricature competition proved to be the most popular competition we have ever launched and in the latest edition of Workbench, we have a full update from this fascinating project and one readers bid for Airfix immortality. By way of a further treat, we are also bringing you a review feature compiled by our Lead Researcher, centred around his recent visit to the impressive Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar and their many aviation delights.

Wellington VC and Royal Navy Phantom unveiling

We have an Airfix Workbench full of exclusive content in our latest edition, including the final update from our impending 1/72nd scale Vickers Wellington Mk.lA/C project and details from a visit to a special Ulster Aviation Society event, where we were present for the public unveiling of their fantastic new Royal Navy Phantom.

Classic jet powered aircraft of the Royal Air Force

In the latest edition of Airfix Workbench, we feature a trio of classic British jet aircraft which have, or are just about to be, immortalised as plastic scale models in the current Airfix range. We look at how all three can claim to be amongst the most attractive aeroplanes produced by Britain’s aviation industry and have therefore become firm favourites with modellers all over the world. Also, we have yet another Workbench exclusive and are pleased to bring you the latest images from our impressive new 1/48th scale Hawker Hunter F.6 project.

Operation Chastise 75

To mark the impending 75th anniversary of the famous ‘Dambusters Raid’, the latest edition of Workbench features the welcome return of a popular Airfix kit to the 2018 range and we will see why these ‘Special’ Lancasters proved to be so fascinating for the modeller. We also look at two beautiful new British Aerospace Hawk schemes due for impending release, announce the winner of our recent 1/24th scale Typhoon competition and showcase some beautiful Airfix cars which are looking a little the worse for wear

Stunning SHARs and Blenheim update exclusive

Airfix Workbench time again and in this latest edition, we feature two quintessentially British aeroplanes which have both become popular modelling additions to the Airfix kit range. We also have the latest exclusive update from our spectacular new 1/48th scale Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF tooling and a show report from the recent Southern Expo which took place at Hornchurch Sports Centre, in Essex.

Display Typhoon and photo Meteors

We have something really special for our readers in this latest edition of Workbench. Firstly, we feature a spectacular build project which takes one of our 1/24th scale Hawker Typhoon IB kits and does something truly spectacular with it, before moving on to bring you the latest in a long line of Airfix exclusives. We have a full update from the latest 1/48th scale Gloster Meteor announcement, including box artwork reveal, scheme details and the first pictures of the new parts to be included with this handsome release.

Loch Ness leviathan and Bovington show report

In the latest edition of Workbench, we feature one of the iconic scheme and decal options included with the first release of our stunning new 1/72nd scale Wellington Mk.IA tooling and look at a rather flamboyant South Atlantic Sea King. We also include a special report from the recent South West Model Show, which took place at Bovington Tank Museum.

Modelling accolade for Airfix Walrus

Airfix Walrus wins prestigious modelling award and we chart the development of the fighter aircraft using two recent kit releases which commemorate significant examples.

Exclusive Workbench Wimpy Update

Featuring a full project update from the new Vickers Wellington IC tooling and the second instalment of our Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe build!

Latest Airfix kit range to start New Year

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